Young musicians are being given the chance to #LiveLouder by performing at a special concert organised by Belfast City Council’s Youth Forum as part of the ‘Belfast: Future City’ initiative.
Over the past month, young people between the ages of 13 and 18, living in Belfast, have been vying for a chance to appear at a special event headlined by star of The Voice, Conor Scott tonight, 28 March.
Now, after a rigorous shortlisting session by the members of the Youth Forum and Oh Yeah Music Centre staff, the eight acts to take part in the live gig have been selected.
· The Left Backs
· Karis Fitch
· Georgia Moore
· Declan McGoran
· Mop and The Pram
· Cora Kelly
· Cherelle Duffin
· Ashfield Boys
The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, said: “The #LiveLouder competition is a great opportunity for the young people of our city to showcase their musical talents among their peer group. I’ve been told that the standard of entries was extremely high and that the judging panel had a very difficult task. And you never know, they might just have discovered the next Ash, Van Morrison or Two Door Cinema Club as a result.”
The eight finalists now go head to head in an audience vote at the live gig in the Oh Yeah Centre in Cathedral Quarter tonight. The winning act will be rewarded with a bursary of £1,000 recording time and mentoring from industry professionals.
Charlotte Dryden from the Oh Yeah Centre said: “Oh Yeah is delighted to be working Belfast City Council on the #LiveLouder competition. Belfast has a wealth of young musical talent eager to get involved in events like this – it’s an excellent opportunity to be heard. The final showcase is a great platform to perform in front of a live audience in a professional venue, and we at Oh Yeah can’t wait to hear what the latest breed of Belfast’s young musicians have to offer.”
Admission to the alcohol-free concert is free and tickets are available by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org . It is open to young people between 13-18 years old, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
For more info visit www.belfastcity.gov.uk/youthopportunities